Speaker: Alan Beaulieu

Date: Friday, March 4
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

General Assembly Session 3:

Better Days Ahead

2015 provided a few scares, but 2016 should see increased levels of demand across a broad swath of industries, once we turn the corner. There are a lot of negatives in the world and we will discuss them, but we will also discuss the positive economic realities, too. Attendees should leave with a solid, positive outlook for their future. Beaulieu will be looking at the following:

  • What is happening in China? Are they melting down and what does that mean for us?
  • Will consumers keep spending?
  • When will business-to-business activity move into recovery?
  • What is happening with oil prices?
  • What are the key leading indicators telling us?
  • What is the outlook for some of our top markets?
  • What are the megatrends we will all have to contend with?
  • When will interest rates start to rise?
  • Will the national elections impact the forecast?
  • Will those forecasts directly impact your company?
  • Which of ITR®'s Phase Management Objectives™ apply to your company at this time in the business cycle?

Speaker Bio:

Alan Beaulieu - President, ITR Economics

Alan Beaulieu - President, ITR Economics 

One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the Institute for Trend Research where he serves as President.

Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Japan on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to NAW and the Chief Economist for HARDI.

Alan is co-author, along with his brother Brian, of the book MAKE YOUR MOVE, and has written numerous articles on economic analysis. He makes up to 150 appearances each year, and his keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.

Prior to joining the Institute, Alan was a principal in a steel fabrication company and also in a software development company. His wide-ranging experience has lead Alan to become one of the creators of the Foresight Advantage™.